Simcoe Community Services models take a final bow after displaying the new fashion lines from John McNabb’s Clothiers, Old Navy and Bradford Greenhouse on Thursday night at Mavrick’s Music Hall in downtown Barrie. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Final bow

Simcoe Community Services models take a final bow Thursday night at Mavrick’s Music Hall in downtown Barrie.

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie hosted a Special Olympics Ontario School Championships provincial qualifier for floor hockey on Thursday. Above, Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (in black) battles the host school. One team from this event will move on to the provincial tournament June 12-14 in Niagara Region, but that team will be named later. SUBMITTED

Provincials on the line

St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie hosted a Special Olympics Ontario School Championships provincial qualifier for floor hockey on Thursday.

Former NHLer Mike Gartner speaks during the official launch of Hockey Night in Simcoe County X at the Barrie Molson Centre, Thursday. The event, which has raised more than $1.8 million, helps fund local charities and hospitals. This year’s game will take place Thursday, Aug. 10 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event will go on sale starting April 24. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Hockey Night X

Former NHLer Mike Gartner speaks during the official launch of Hockey Night in Simcoe County X at the Barrie Molson Centre, Thursday.

SUBMITTED PHOTO This was the unwanted haul Erin Hawke and her son Toby Smit collected from the ditch near their rural Oro-Medonte home.

Pitching in to ditch littering

Erin Hawke and her son Toby Smit have a little more than $5 extra to spend these days, but it's money they wish they didn't have.The pair collected tw

A mid-19th-century fur trader checks out the pelts.

Springtime was trapping time

In the late 19th century, newspapers around Simcoe County published series in their papers, giving local pioneers a space to write about their experie

A Barrie police officer questions a taxi driver after a pedestrian was hit at the corner of Worsley and Bayfield streets shortly before 9 p.m., Thursday. Police said the pedestrian was taken to Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre as a precaution. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Pedestrian struck

A Barrie police officer questions a taxi driver after a pedestrian was hit at the corner of Worsley and Bayfield streets shortly before 9 p.m., Thursd

Members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team warm up at centre court during the start of their show at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

Trotters bounce into Barrie

Local basketball fans witnessed the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters when they performed at the Barrie Molson Centre on Wednesday night.

East-end resident Nadine Saunders continues her fight against a proposed development of a second 11-storey apartment building at 37 Johnson St., in Barrie’s east end. Saunders has gathered more than 430 signatures on a petition opposing the project. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Too high, too much

Neighbours continue to rally against the proposed development of a second 11- storey apartment building at 37 Johnson St. in Barrie.

     

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